Chicago, Illinois, United Center Champions Classic Game 2 November, 14, 2017 David Leveridge- Bluegrass Sports Nation Beat Writer.
The Night Cap of the Champions Classic, concluded with another battle of the blue bloods. Kentucky vs Kansas two of the winningest programs in College Basketball history, battled it out in Chicago, Illinois at the United Center the Home of the NBA Chicago Bulls. The game featured two team’s currently undefeated and both Nationally ranked in the top ten. The game could possible be a preview of the NCAA Final 4, and the hype associated with this game draws a lot of National Attention. Continue reading Champions Classic Roundup – KANSAS DEFEATS KENTUCKY 65-61→
Bell County’s season came to an end on Friday in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs. The Bobcats fought through injuries and kept the game close for a half before Corbin pulled away for a 32-6 victory. Bell County ends the year with a 7-5 record while going 2-3 in the district.
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Gm 2 – UK vs Kansas
In the second game of the Champions Classic #4 Kansas did battle with the winningest program in college history, the Kentucky Wildcats. UK entered the game as the #7 team in the country and was coming off 2 close wins at home. The game opened with Kansas taking seven 3 point attempts in the first 4 minutes for a 13-7 lead. Kansas continued their run pushing out to an 18-7 lead behind their three point shooting. The Jayhawk 11-0 run was stopped by a couple Wildcat free throws by Diallo. UK would battle back to within 5 at the under 12 tv timeout, as Duke’s lead was cut to 20-15. Continue reading Champions Classic – Kansas holds off UK 65-61→
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Gm 1 – Duke vs Michigan State
The Champions Classic kicked off with a matchup of top rated teams as the Duke Blue Devils clashed with the Tom Izzo coached Michigan State Spartans. Both teams have championship asperations and are loaded with talent. Michigan St. would ease out to a 12-9 lead at the 13:49 mark good defense combined with a shaky start by the Blue Devils. Duke wouldn’t stay down long as they ran off 12 straight points to open a 9 point lead of their own by the score of 21-12 before a Ben Carter layup for Michigan State. Grayson Allen, who was booed loudly by the United Center crowd, drilled a three to give Duke their biggest lead at 24-14. Continue reading Champions Classic – Duke defeats Mich St 88-81→
The second round of the 2017 High School Football Playoffs went exactly as planned as all the Mountain favorites won their games. There was one pleasant surprise as Powell County used a goal line stand as time expired to defeat Casey County 44-41 to set up a home match against Corbin. Continue reading HS Football Playoffs – 2nd week offers no surprises→
By Ricky Blair – Lexington, KY – The Kentucky Wildcats hang on for a 73-69 win over Vermont in a hard fought game at Rupp Arena. The Vermont Catamounts were not your typical early season patsy game. This veteran squad was 29-6 last season with a 16-0 record in the American East Conference on their way to an NCAA tournament bid. The Catamounts had not lost a regular season game since last December. Vermont also had six senior members, while the young Wildcats are without a senior on this year’s team.Continue reading Cats Show Improved Play in 73-69 Win→
By John Huang NASHVILLE, Tn. — Vanderbilt University touts itself as an elite academic institution. There are a lot of smart people at Vandy with a haughtiness that’s probably rightfully deserved. With ACT scores soaring through the stratosphere, this “Harvard of the South” is pervasively known for kicking academic sand in the face of its fellow SEC brethren.Continue reading UK Football – Brawn Over Brains→
Kentucky won the tip to open the season against Utah Valley and immediately scored on an easy shot by Nick Richards, then Utah Valley scored 4 in a row to give UK it’s first deficit of the season. Richards would again score on an inside bucket to tie the game at 4. Utah Valley is coached by former UK player Mark Pope. Utah Valley will travel to Duke tomorrow for a contest against the number 1 team in the country. Continue reading Near disaster averted as UK opens with win over Utah Valley→